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Close mines without environmental clearances: Gujarat HC

 Ahmedabad  February 13, 2014 Last Updated at 22:13 IST Cracking the whip, Gujarat High Court today directed the state government to immediately stop all mining activities which do not havSite Statse environment clearances.  The division bench of Justices R R Tripathi and Mohinder also directed… Continue Reading →

#India – Mining Mafias’ brigandage of Baitarani, Odisha

February 5, 2014 at 9:17 am  •   Baitarani is beck of mining mafia. By the bash of mining, Baitarani always beleaguered. Who was to look after the bounties of Baitarani? Did Odisha government know about such brigandage of river Baitarani… Continue Reading →

#India – Villagers Stall Largest FDI POSCO for 8 Years

Posted: 01/28/2014 Citing “serious human rights concerns, ” last fall a panel of eight United Nations experts called for an immediate halt to a $12 billion iron-and-steel complex being built in Odisha, India by the South Korean metals giant POSCO. In January,… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Protests against the plan to mine in MP forests

MUMBAI: In a display of its penchant for eyeball-grabbing protests to voice environmental concerns, activists of non-profit Greenpeace unfurled a massive banner – ‘We Kill Forests: Essar’ on the façade of Essar Group’s 21-storey headquarters in Mahalaxmi on Wednesday afternoon…. Continue Reading →

Why Shah commission report on Odisha Minging will gather dust

Jan 18:  January 18, 2014 h Shishir Asthana The Shah Commission report on iron ore mining has the potential to cripple the steel sector, with the impact more devastating than the ban on mining in Karnataka and Goa. The report… Continue Reading →

Mine workers’ body seeks rehabilitation for mining-affected

BELLARY, January 17, 2014 Staff Correspondent Blames State for ignoring the ‘loot of human resources’ through mining closure Left in the lurch:Bellary Zilla Gani Karmikara Sangha alleged that no report on illegal mining dealt with the plight of mine workers after… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Env Ministry rejects Vedanta’s mining proposal in Niyamgiri

By Urmi A Goswami & MEERA MOHANTY, ET Bureau | 11 Jan, 2014,   READ MORE ON » Vedanta Aluminium Limited | vedanta | VAL | rights | Niyamgiri | net worth | Insurability   Environment Ministry today rejected Vedanta’s controversial bauxite mining proposal in Odisha‘s Niyamgiri, official sources said NEW DELHI: Environment Minister… Continue Reading →

Odisha Miners Use Contractors to Frustrate Rules: Shah Panel

Castigating Odisha miners for operating through contractors or middle-men, the Justice M B Shah Commission has said that they have “frustrated” the rule which bars them from assigning mines to other entities. The Rule-37 of Mineral Concession Rules (MCR), 1960… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribals step up stir at Hindalco bauxite mining site

Hrusikesh Mohanty  |  Berhampur  December 19, 2013, BS Tribals at Koraput in Odisha have threatened to intensify their stir, if Hindalco went ahead with its plan of resuming bauxite mining at Mali Parbat. The mine used to feed the company’s… Continue Reading →

#India – Data fudged for mining clearance #WTFnews

Sugandh Juneja [1] Issue Date: 2013-12-15 Iron ore mines in Goa also concealed facts to get environmental clearance, shows report SEVERAL mines in Goa fudged data in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) to get clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment… Continue Reading →

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